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Topic - Andrew Selee
President Obama's postelection trip to Southeast Asia presages a greater second-term focus on that region, but some foreign-policy analysts say that shouldn't distract from the need to build better alliances with U.S. neighbors, which could be key to restoring the nation's sluggish economy.
Long-term investment in such U.S. companies — coupled with an expanded focus on the vibrant U.S.-Canadian energy relationship — has the potential to open an unprecedented era of North American energy security, Mr. Selee said.
"I think the Obama administration is focused on the Asia pivot," said Andrew Selee, who heads the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.